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  1. Understanding Genital Herpes -- the Basics

    From symptoms to treatment to prevention, get the basics on genital herpes from the experts at WebMD.

  2. Understanding Genital Herpes -- Treatment

    Read about the treatment of genital herpes.

  3. Understanding Genital Herpes -- Symptoms

    What are the symptoms of genital herpes? Find out more.

  4. Common Symptoms of Genital Herpes

    WebMD explains the causes, triggers, symptoms, and treatment of genital herpes in men and women.

  5. Sexual Health and Genital Herpes

    Genital herpes is a highly contagious infection usually spread through vaginal and anal intercourse. Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this sexually transmitted disease.

  6. What to Do if Your Partner Has Genital Herpes

    Genital herpes needn't be a barrier to a healthy sexual relationship with your partner. WebMD offers tips on adapting to the condition.

  7. Genital Herpes - Exams and Tests

    Genital herpes is usually diagnosed based on your medical history and a physical exam. Your health professional may ask you the following questions:Do you think you were exposed to genital herpes or another STD? How do you know? Did your partner tell you?

  8. Genital Herpes - Topic Overview

    What is genital herpes? Learn about this sexually transmitted disease (STD) that may cause skin blisters and sores in the genital area.

  9. Other Health Problems Caused by Herpes Simplex Virus - Topic Overview

    If the herpes simplex virus (HSV) invades a part of the body other than the genital area, it may cause disease in that part of the body. In general, complications are rare. And they usually occur with the first-time (primary) genital herpes outbreak. Some of these complications include:Meningitis, an infection of the fluid (cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF) and tissues (meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord.Encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. This is usually the result of a viral infection.Inflammation of the lower spinal cord and surrounding nerves. This may result in an inability to urinate, loss of feeling and muscle strength in the legs, and constipation.Other areas of the body that can be infected with the herpes virus include:The lips (herpes labialis). These outbreaks are often called cold sores or fever blisters. They are usually mild but may be treated with antiviral medicines if they become severe or more frequent.The hands and fingers (herpetic whitlow).

  10. Genital Herpes - Prevention

    Learn about measures you can take to prevent sexually transmitted disease (STD).

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